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Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Adrian Tame (Author). Like all crime matriarchs (Judy Moran especially) Kath takes it in her stride when one of her boys causes a death, although she suffers the anguish of any mother when her children die. The death of her son Jamie through a drug overdose (probably not self administered) didn't seem to give her any insight into the suffering her children had caused.

Kathy Pettingill is a name that's both respected and feared, not only. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

But this is no plea for pity.

Vendettas are not appropriate. This is a time for calm reflection, and that’s what I would be expecting the Police Minister to be doing

Vendettas are not appropriate. This is a time for calm reflection, and that’s what I would be expecting the Police Minister to be doing. Either you’ve got faith in the justice system or you haven’t.

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Author Adrian Tame has known Kathy Pettingill, the matriarch of the Melbourne-based family for some time, and they first met when he was a journalist on Melbourne’s Truth newspaper. Over the course of his career, Tame wrote stories about the Pettingills and gradually had a relationship of sorts with Kathy. Tame eventually left journalism but in 1995, after he was contacted by Kathy, he began the book The Matriach: The Kathy Pettingill Story –a story which grew from a series of interviews.

ISBN13:9780330363877.

Kathy Pettingill is a name that's both respected and feared, not only by Australia's criminal underworld, but by many in the Victorian police force. As the matriarch at the head of the most notorious and violent family of habitual offenders in Australian criminal history, her life has revolved around murder, drugs, prison, prostitution and bent coppers - and the intrigue and horror that surround such crimes. Two of her younger sons were acquitted of the Walsh Street murders. One of the two, Victor, was gunned down himself in the street 14 years later, becoming the third son Kathy has buried. In this authorised book Kathy Pettingill reveals the chilling truth behind many of the myths and legends that surround her family. This Pan edition has been revised and updated.

Delari
A chilling and detailed insight into one of Australia's notorious crime families, led by matriarch Kath Pentigill, a one-time prostitute whose sons grew up to be notorious drug dealers and murderers. Kath is too hard-bitten and callous for you to feel much pity for her - but Adrian Tame's portrayal gives glimpses of someone who could be almost likeable and certainly loyal. He doesn't shy from describing the violence in her world, such as the time her sons beat a boy almost to death and she scolded them for the mess... when they weren't looking she helped the boy escape then decided to keep his tracksuit pants for one of her sons. It is hard to relate to such pragmatic indifference.

This book has some dark morbid scenes but it also gives an insider view into some of the more notorious crimes in Melbourne such as the Walsh Street killings of two police officers. Two of Kath's sons, Victor Peirce and Trevor Pentigill were charged with the crime, but later acquitted - mainly through some cunning underhand tactics by Victor's wife, who turned police informer then spectacularly failed to give the agreed evidence at trial.

Like all crime matriarchs (Judy Moran especially) Kath takes it in her stride when one of her boys causes a death, although she suffers the anguish of any mother when her children die. The death of her son Jamie through a drug overdose (probably not self administered) didn't seem to give her any insight into the suffering her children had caused. In the end though, I had an unwilling respect for Kath because she played by the rules of her own tough world. She might have been inconsistent but she was no hypocrite. And she wasn't asking for anyone's good opinion.

For Underbelly fans, the Pentigills and the Peirces were minor players in the TV drama. When you read The Matriarch, you'll wonder why Carl and the Morans got all the attention.
Impala Frozen
interesting but poorly written
Jox
A very intresting book hard to belive there can be so much criminal activity in one family didnt want to put it down
Ynonno
I felt that her true uncaring side was being glossed over. She may have been family minded in a warped way but had no empathy for the horror her family was visiting upon others
Truthcliff
Average at best which is a shame as I was really looking forward to her story but if u wanna noe all about what u already noe please read this book
Nalmezar
A well detailed book written about an unsympathetic human being, Kathy Pettingill. She inspired the maternal character in the film and television series, "Animal Kingdom."

Kathy Pettingill has led a very interesting life but full of tragedies and heartache. I have trouble getting past her role as the enabler to her son, Dennis, in his crimes and lifestyle. Kathy should have stopped her children from committing such heinous crimes such as drug dealing and murders.

This book is about the criminal side of Melbourne in Australia which we don't get to see or know. This book and her life inspired the character, Janine aka Smurf Cody, in the Australian film, "Animal Kingdom." An American series has been adapted and reset in Southern California.

I always find the truth more interesting than the film and series. I wanted to know what made Kathy Pettingill to be a matriarch of an Australian crime family. I wanted to also understand how she enabled Dennis and his siblings to become on the wrong side of the law.

In the end, I found it very hard for Kathy to be sympathetic when she doesn't take responsibility for the murders, crimes and devastated lives left behind. The author has done his best to paint a complex light on his subject but it's so hard to feel empathy towards her.